Here are some resources I hope you may find useful. Mainly they have to do with my counselling work with OCD.
I am a professional member of the foundation. This is the go-to resource for both persons with OCD and those who treat it.
The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.
Inference based therapy (IBT) is grounded in an inference based approach (IBA) to OCD which emphasizes the role of reasoning in the development and maintenance of OCD. The treatment is based on the central idea that obsessions are doubts that arise due to reasoning errors (e.g. “I might have left the stove on”; “I might be contaminated”; “I might be a deviant”). According to this approach, such doubts entirely rely on an imaginary narrative, making obsessional doubts feel very real, even though they have no basis in reality. However, because this is often not completely recognized by the person with OCD, due to a confusion between imagination and reality during reasoning, these doubts continue to persist and remain unresolved.
I am an alumnus. Some of my books are set in an around the university.
Established in 1839, the University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 62 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we are a campus where empathy, innovation and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges.